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10 Boat Neck Blouse Designs that Work Wonders with Lehenga and Saree for a Bride

The right neckline can enhance your beauty and make even the most basic blouses and cholis look attractive. Continue reading and explore pleasant ways to make boat neck blouse designs work for you!


The neckline of the outfit sits quite close to your face hence holds the power to influence your looks. Necklines are used to accentuate your features, give the outfit a well-balanced silhouette, and create the base for gorgeous necklaces. Ergo, make sure you pick the right neckline for every single outfit.

The boat neck blouse designs are not as popular or common as a round neck but they can definitely add beauty to your bridal look. For all you brides-to-be, here are 10 gorgeous style inspiration for boat neck blouse designs.

What is a Boat Neckline

A boat neckline is also called the bateau neck or Sabrina neckline. This wide neckline runs horizontally, across the collarbone. This stylish neck design gives Indian outfits a modern look without making you show too much skin. The key here is to be able to create a balance in the overall look.

Boat neck blouse designs work well and accentuate your form if you possess:

  • Small to medium bust
  • Pear shapes
  • Slender shoulders

1. Choli with embroidered neck


The elegant choli features a bejewelled boat neck. With a neckline that features such intricate embroidery, giving the necklace a miss is actually a smart move. However, a pair of statement earrings is totally mandatory for that glam factor.

To further accentuate the look, drape the dupatta over one shoulder or on your elbows. For hairstyling, give a low chignon a try.

2. Elbow length sleeves to strike a balance

Amrit Kaur Artistry

This heavily embellished pastel lehenga surely deserved a trendy boat neck blouse design. To break the monotony of the outfit and strike a balance, the bride has opted for elbow length sleeves. To not overdo it with bling, the bride has let the outfit become the focus of attention and opted for small jewellery pieces. A beautiful draped net dupatta over one shoulder and side-swept loose curls over the other are surely increasing this bride's appeal.

3. Sleeveless mirrorwork choli

Dipak Studios

We love how this bride has mixed the traditional mirror work with the modern boat neckline. By keeping the choli sleeveless, this bride has managed to show off the right amount of skin and elegance.

A small Maang Tikka, a pair of Chandbali earrings and a couple of bangles were all that's needed to enhance this ornated outfit. You may keep the dupatta loosely on one side and even remove it during dance sessions. Keep hair tied up and back in a neat bun.

4. The quintessential bridal boat neck choli

There is no such thing as an overdressed Indian bride. If you're the bride, the choices are endless and a lot of room for experiment. This bride opted for a boat neck blouse design, which she prettified with piping and elbow length sleeves.

She wore one choker for the bridal appeal and a long necklace to balance out the look, along with other bridal jewellery pieces. You may drape the dupatta in the Gujarati style and use it to cover your head, too.

5. Boat neck with a statement choker

Kriti DS - The Makeup Artist

This choli features a unique colour and a trendy neckline, which the bride further accentuated by wearing a statement choker. She wore small earrings but you may give them a miss.

Drape your net bridal dupatta over one shoulder and cover the other one just a little. We think this style is apt for plump brides too. To style your hair, go for loose curls, swept to one side.

6. Saree blouse with back slit

Image Courtesy: MUA Pushpa

For her day wedding, this bride chose to wear a contrasting silk blouse that's quite embellished. To add a glam factor, she went with the boat neck that features some embellishment along the neckline and also on the sleeves.

The slit at the back is giving a sensual yet modest look. She wore a long gold necklace that reaches the bust, and don't miss out on Matha Patti and other pieces. She kept her hair tied in a bun and adorned with a Gajra.

7. Statement choli with multiple long necklaces

Almost a high neck, this boat neck blouse design is quite a statement in itself. To add balance this bride went ahead with a few long necklaces. You can go for a pair of matching earrings and Maang Tikka for a more bridal look. A high bun with a few loose strands will surely give this look a glam appeal.

8. Illusion boatneck blouse

A high boat neck blouse design, when created with mesh or lace, can give a sensual but understated look. The sheer back and long sleeves are making this blouse the perfect fit for tissue or organza sarees.

Go for a pulled-back bun with such sexy style or blow dry your hair but keep it away from the face to accentuate the neckline.

9. Lacey glamour

Rinku Sobti

Lace sarees are the epitome of glamour and a boat neck dressy blouse can up their beauty by many notches. A pair of dangling earrings, especially if you have a long neck, will flatter your body as well as the dress.

Don't miss out the class this sleek bun is adding to this already super classy look.

10. Traditional outfit with a hint of modern

Ritu Kumar has managed to balance the traditional bright festive colours and hand-embroidered Gota Patti work with modern boat neck. All this semi-fitted silk lehenga requires is a pair of statement earrings and bangles. The dupatta can be pinned to one shoulder for a traditional look or left loose for a fusion vibe. Pulled back chic, neat bun or a neatly created braid would make any young bride look amazing.

Boat neck blouse designs help to create the sensual vibe without too much skin show, hence are perfect for various traditional functions.  This neckline can add the perfect touch of modernity where needed and suit a lot of styles of cholis, provided you have the confidence to rock it. Keep in mind, right jewellery designs and creating a balance can accentuate the excellence of these blouses and keep you from looking stubby in pictures.

Have you ever tried boat neck blouse designs? Would you recommend it to fellow brides-to-be? Share with us!